Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome

Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome
Author by: Joy a Degruy
Release: 2017-09-11
Editor: Joy Degruy Publications Incorporated
Pages: 241
ISBN: 0985217278
Language: en
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In the 16th century, the beginning of African enslavement in the Americas until the ratification of the Thirteenth Amendment and emancipation in 1865, Africans were hunted like animals, captured, sold, tortured, and raped. They experienced the worst kind of physical, emotional, psychological, and spiritual abuse. Given such history, isn't it likely that many of the enslaved were severely traumatized? And did the trauma and the effects of such horrific abuse end with the abolition of slavery? Emancipation was followed by one hundred more years of institutionalized subjugation through the enactment of Black Codes and Jim Crow laws, peonage, convict leasing, domestic terrorism and lynching. Today the violations continue, and when combined with the crimes of the past, they result in yet unmeasured injury. What do repeated traumas, endured generation after generation by a people produce? What impact have these ordeals had on African Americans today? Dr. Joy DeGruy, answers these questions and more. With over thirty years of practical experience as a professional in the mental health field, Dr. DeGruy encourages African Americans to view their attitudes, assumptions, and behaviors through the lens of history and so gain a greater understanding of how centuries of slavery and oppression have impacted people of African descent in America. Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome helps to lay the necessary foundation to ensure the well-being and sustained health of future generations and provides a rare glimpse into the evolution of society's beliefs, feelings, attitudes and behavior concerning race in America.

Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome Revised Edition

Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome  Revised Edition
Author by: Joy a Degruy
Release: 2017-11-17
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 329
ISBN: 098521726X
Language: en
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Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome helps to lay the necessary foundation to ensure the well-being and sustained health of future generations and provides a rare glimpse into the evolution of society's beliefs, feelings, attitudes and behavior concerning race in America. Revised and Updated Edition.

Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome

Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome
Author by: Joy DeGruy
Release: 2017-05-23
Editor: Amistad
Pages: 256
ISBN: 0062692666
Language: en
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From acclaimed author and researcher Dr. Joy DeGruy comes this fascinating book that explores the psychological and emotional impact on African Americans after enduring the horrific Middle Passage, over 300 years of slavery, followed by continued discrimination. From the beginning of American chattel slavery in the 1500’s, until the ratification of the Thirteenth Amendment in 1865, Africans were hunted like animals, captured, sold, tortured, and raped. They experienced the worst kind of physical, emotional, psychological, and spiritual abuse. Given such history, Dr. Joy DeGruy asked the question, “Isn’t it likely those enslaved were severely traumatized? Furthermore, did the trauma and the effects of such horrific abuse end with the abolition of slavery?” Emancipation was followed by another hundred years of institutionalized subjugation through the enactment of Black Codes and Jim Crow laws, peonage and convict leasing, and domestic terrorism and lynching. Today the violations continue, and when combined with the crimes of the past, they result in further unmeasured injury. What do repeated traumas visited upon generation after generation of a people produce? What are the impacts of the ordeals associated with chattel slavery, and with the institutions that followed, on African Americans today? Dr. DeGruy answers these questions and more as she encourages African Americans to view their attitudes, assumptions, and emotions through the lens of history. By doing so, she argues they will gain a greater understanding of the impact centuries of slavery and oppression has had on African Americans. Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome is an important read for all Americans, as the institution of slavery has had an impact on every race and culture. “A masterwork. [DeGruy’s] deep understanding, critical analysis, and determination to illuminate core truths are essential to addressing the long-lived devastation of slavery. Her book is the balm we need to heal ourselves and our relationships. It is a gift of wholeness.”—Susan Taylor, former Editorial Director of Essence magazine

Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome

Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome
Author by: Joy a Degruy
Release: 2009
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 64
ISBN: 1615391088
Language: en
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Guide to accompany Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome Revised Edition

Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome

Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome
Author by: Joy DeGruy,Joy DeGruy Leary
Release: 2005-01-01
Editor: Joy Degruy Publications Incorporated
Pages: 229
ISBN: 0985217200
Language: un
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soft cover printed 2012

Post Traumatic Slavery Disorder

Post Traumatic Slavery Disorder
Author by: Omar G. Reid
Release: 2005
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 112
ISBN: NWU:35556039778063
Language: en
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Post Traumatic Slavery Disorder

Post Traumatic Slavery Disorder
Author by: Omar G. Reid,Sekou Mims,Larry Higginbottom
Release: 2004
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 112
ISBN: 1413455069
Language: en
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Cultural Trauma

Cultural Trauma
Author by: Ron Eyerman
Release: 2001-12-13
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Pages: 302
ISBN: 0521004373
Language: en
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In this book, Ron Eyerman explores the formation of the African-American identity through the theory of cultural trauma. The trauma in question is slavery, not as an institution or as personal experience, but as collective memory: a pervasive remembrance that grounded a people's sense of itself. Combining a broad narrative sweep with more detailed studies of important events and individuals, Eyerman reaches from Emancipation through the Harlem Renaissance, the Depression, the New Deal and the Second World War to the Civil Rights movement and beyond. He offers insights into the intellectual and generational conflicts of identity-formation which have a truly universal significance, as well as providing a compelling account of the birth of African-American identity. Anyone interested in questions of assimilation, multiculturalism and postcolonialism will find this book indispensable.

Gather at the Table

Gather at the Table
Author by: Thomas Norman DeWolf,Sharon Morgan
Release: 2012-10-09
Editor: Beacon Press
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9780807014424
Language: en
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Two people—a black woman and a white man—confront the legacy of slavery and racism head-on “We embarked on this journey because we believe America must overcome the racial barriers that divide us, the barriers that drive us to strike out at one another out of ignorance and fear. To do nothing is unacceptable.” Sharon Leslie Morgan, a black woman from Chicago’s South Side avoids white people; they scare her. Despite her trepidation, Morgan, a descendent of slaves on both sides of her family, began a journey toward racial reconciliation with Thomas Norman DeWolf, a white man from rural Oregon who descends from the largest slave-trading dynasty in US history. Over a three-year period, the pair traveled thousands of miles, both overseas and through twenty-seven states, visiting ancestral towns, courthouses, cemeteries, plantations, antebellum mansions, and historic sites. They spent time with one another’s families and friends and engaged in deep conversations about how the lingering trauma of slavery shaped their lives. Gather at the Table is the chronicle of DeWolf and Morgan’s journey. Arduous and at times uncomfortable, it lays bare the unhealed wounds of slavery. As DeWolf and Morgan demonstrate, before we can overcome racism we must first acknowledge and understand the damage inherited from the past—which invariably involves confronting painful truths. The result is a revelatory testament to the possibilities that open up when people commit to truth, justice, and reconciliation. DeWolf and Morgan offer readers an inspiring vision and a powerful model for healing individuals and communities.

Got My Own Song to Sing

Got My Own Song to Sing
Author by: Jay Thomas Willis
Release: 2020-06-01
Editor: iUniverse
Pages: 162
ISBN: 9781532098888
Language: en
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I describe in this book how the Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome has historically and currently affected my own family, and subsequently many other Black families. The book suggests that pre-slavery, Middle Passage, post-slavery, and modern-day conditions contributed to the Black family’s pathologies. It goes on to demonstrate the manifestation of some of these specific problems in my family that has been caused by these historical conditions. It shows how the past continues to write on the slate of today. It also implies that the Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome will continue to affect the Black family in the distant future.

From Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome to Self Determination and Greatness

From Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome to Self Determination and Greatness
Author by: Rufus JJimerson
Release: 2018-01-23
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Pages: 120
ISBN: 1984132644
Language: en
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The purpose of this book is to explain how the intergenerational trauma derived from slavery segregation, and insidious racial animus has impacted on today's African Americans. The psychological abnormalities or deviances are examined from their root causes. Masking of the resulting conditions are perused for their socioeconomic implications. Independent reasoning and the appropriate setting for its development are suggested. In addition, awareness of the greatness of our ancient legacy is presented to break the psychological chains causing Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome (PTSS). The book describes how PTSS leads to abnormal bouts with rage and abusive behavior, mostly against other blacks. Awareness of the trauma often leads to denial through greater reliance on defensive behavior that departs from reality. PTSS is triggered both internally and through DNA memory and externally by the racially hostile society that we live in. Research on this subject by Dr. Joy De Gray is reviewed and analyzed. An unexamined PTSS in denial is traced to mental slavery that causes dependency and identification with victimizers. This mental slavery is based on fear and inferiority complex that produces distorted views of self. Liberation and enslavement become indistinguishable. Individuals become psychologically self-destructive, a burden to themselves, loved ones, and society. Options to find "the better angels" of our true history to break PTSS's cycle and resulting impact are presented.

The Unapologetic Guide to Black Mental Health

The Unapologetic Guide to Black Mental Health
Author by: Rheeda Walker
Release: 2020-05-01
Editor: New Harbinger Publications
Pages: 232
ISBN: 9781684034161
Language: en
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An unapologetic exploration of the Black mental health crisis—and a comprehensive road map to getting the care you deserve in an unequal system. We can’t deny it any longer: there is a Black mental health crisis in our world today. Black people die at disproportionately high rates due to chronic illness, suffer from poverty, under-education, and the effects of racism. This book is an exploration of Black mental health in today’s world, the forces that have undermined mental health progress for African Americans, and what needs to happen for African Americans to heal psychological distress, find community, and undo years of stigma and marginalization in order to access effective mental health care. In The Unapologetic Guide to Black Mental Health, psychologist and African American mental health expert Rheeda Walker offers important information on the mental health crisis in the Black community, how to combat stigma, spot potential mental illness, how to practice emotional wellness, and how to get the best care possible in system steeped in racial bias. This breakthrough book will help you: Recognize mental and emotional health problems Understand the myriad ways in which these problems impact overall health and quality of life and relationships Develop psychological tools to neutralize ongoing stressors and live more fully Navigate a mental health care system that is unequal It’s past time to take Black mental health seriously. Whether you suffer yourself, have a loved one who needs help, or are a mental health professional working with the Black community, this book is an essential and much-needed resource.

Post Traumatic Church Syndrome

Post Traumatic Church Syndrome
Author by: Reba Riley
Release: 2015-08-18
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9781501124037
Language: en
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Simultaneously published in St. Louis, Missouri by Chalice Press, 2015.

Brainwashed

Brainwashed
Author by: Tom Burrell
Release: 2010-08-16
Editor: ReadHowYouWant.com
Pages: 416
ISBN: 9781458751188
Language: en
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''Black people are not dark-skinned white people,'' says advertising visionary Tom Burrell. In fact, they are a lot more. They are survivors of the Middle Passage and centuries of humiliation and deprivation, who have excelled against the odds, constantly making a way out of ''no way! '' At this point in history, the idea of black inferiority should have had a ''Going-Out-of-Business Sale.'' After all, Barack Obama has reached the Promised Land. Yet, as Brainwashed: Challenging the Myth of Black Inferiority testifies, too much of black America is still wandering in the wilderness. In this powerful examination of ''the greatest propaganda campaign of all time'' - the masterful marketing of black inferiority - Burrell poses 10 provocative questions that will make black people look in the mirror and ask why, nearly 150 years after the Emancipation Proclamation, so many blacks still think like slaves. Brainwashed is not a reprimand; it is a call to deprogram ourselves of self-defeating attitudes and actions. Racism is not the issue; how we respond to racism is the issue. We must undo negative brainwashing and claim a new state of race-based self-esteem and self-actualization.

Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome

Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome
Author by: Joy DeGruy
Release: 2017-05-23
Editor: HarperCollins
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780062692672
Language: un
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From acclaimed author and researcher Dr. Joy DeGruy comes this fascinating book that explores the psychological and emotional impact on African Americans after enduring the horrific Middle Passage, over 300 years of slavery, followed by continued discrimination. From the beginning of American chattel slavery in the 1500’s, until the ratification of the Thirteenth Amendment in 1865, Africans were hunted like animals, captured, sold, tortured, and raped. They experienced the worst kind of physical, emotional, psychological, and spiritual abuse. Given such history, Dr. Joy DeGruy asked the question, “Isn’t it likely those enslaved were severely traumatized? Furthermore, did the trauma and the effects of such horrific abuse end with the abolition of slavery?” Emancipation was followed by another hundred years of institutionalized subjugation through the enactment of Black Codes and Jim Crow laws, peonage and convict leasing, and domestic terrorism and lynching. Today the violations continue, and when combined with the crimes of the past, they result in further unmeasured injury. What do repeated traumas visited upon generation after generation of a people produce? What are the impacts of the ordeals associated with chattel slavery, and with the institutions that followed, on African Americans today? Dr. DeGruy answers these questions and more as she encourages African Americans to view their attitudes, assumptions, and emotions through the lens of history. By doing so, she argues they will gain a greater understanding of the impact centuries of slavery and oppression has had on African Americans. Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome is an important read for all Americans, as the institution of slavery has had an impact on every race and culture. “A masterwork. [DeGruy’s] deep understanding, critical analysis, and determination to illuminate core truths are essential to addressing the long-lived devastation of slavery. Her book is the balm we need to heal ourselves and our relationships. It is a gift of wholeness.”—Susan Taylor, former Editorial Director of Essence magazine

Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome

Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome
Author by: Janetra Johnson
Release: 2018
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 329
ISBN: OCLC:1026407342
Language: un
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One group that has received little attention in the psychological literature, with regards to issues of race as related to the practice of psychology, is the military. The military is a unique cultural entity that most people think provides soldiers of African descent with the system and resources they need to serve in the U.S. military. Author, Janetra Johnson, had chronological over a decade of National Guard history, in which she discovered the National Guard erroneously maintained a deregulated EEO and AEP program.Janetra is a military veteran and she fought the Guard over its deregulated pay policy during the California National Guards largest financial crisis. The California National Guard's recruiting bonus controversy was the largest known financial calamity and it had received little attention.Inside the book, Janetra walks her readers through the process of how she dealt with those financial thoughts of slavery and the Jim Crow era. The book is written from the perspective of a veteran of African descent, who had experienced Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome (PTSS) while serving in the California Air National Guard and has managed to experience a great reduction of these symptoms over the years. The book tells the story of how she found out about PTSS.What is Post Traumatic Slave Disorder?According to Wikipedia, Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome: America's Legacy of Enduring Injury and Healing (PTSS) is a 2005 book resulting from years of historical and psychological research by Dr. Joy DeGruy (née Leary), Ph.D. PTSS describes a set of behaviors, beliefs and actions associated with or, related to multi-generational trauma experienced by African Americans that include but are not limited to undiagnosed and untreated Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in enslaved Africans and their descendants. PTSS posits that centuries of slavery in the United States, followed by systemic and structural racism and oppression, including lynching, Jim Crow laws, and unwarranted mass incarceration, have resulted in multigenerational maladaptive behaviors, which originated as survival strategies."ABOUT THE AUTHOR:Janetra Johnson studied the African American culture during slavery and the Jim Crow era. She also studied women rights. She earned a Bachelors in Philosophy, Pre-law, and a Masters degree in Business Administration. She had written a series of books about her experiences in the California National Guard. These books were written from the perspective of an African American veteran.

Black Pain

Black Pain
Author by: Terrie M. Williams
Release: 2009-01-06
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9780743298834
Language: en
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A successful woman entrepreneur addresses the taboo of depression that pervades African-American culture, drawing on her own experiences of suffering and recovery while counseling readers from all walks of life on how to overcome cycles of denial and psychological pain. Reprint. 50,000 first printing.

From Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome to Self Determination and Greatness

From Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome to Self Determination and Greatness
Author by: Rufus Jimerson
Release: 2018-01-28
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Pages: 186
ISBN: 1984272667
Language: en
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The purpose of Volume II of "From Post-Traumatic Slave Syndrome to Self-Determination and Greatness" is to describe how and when this intergenerational trauma was established after tens of thousands of Black African global hegemonies. The trauma began when the foundations of modern civilization were stolen numerous Aryan invaders, including Indo-European Arabs that now inhabit the Northeast African Sub-Continent (today's Middle East) and Kemet (today's Egypt, Sudan, Ethiopia, and Somali). The current result of these invasions is ideology of white supremacy and racism that denies Africans in Diaspora and on the continent their quest for self-determination, knowledge of their past greatness, and intergenerational trauma that has altered the mindset of the unaware. This volume starts by describing how Africa ruled the Ancient World on all seven continents. Africa is cited as the root of all modern religion, particularly Christianity. Images of artifacts, paintings, and icons of a Black Madonna and Christ held in Europe's and Russia's cathedrals are depicted. These artistic renditions were created more than 1,000 years ago, closest to the death of Jesus Christ and construction of the New Testament, before racially transformed versions were remade within the last 500 years. This and other evidence suggest that Jesus and his twelve disciples were black like today's African-Americans and Africans residing in Sub-Saharan Africa. DNA evidence supporting this suggestion is explained. The argument that the people depicted in the Christian bible, its prophets, and Ancient Hebrews were Black Africans indistinguishable from today's African-Americans and Sub-Saharan cousins. Evidence to this argument is cited and presented from biblical scriptures. The book moves through time from the Ancient World to the Middle Ages prior to onset of African slavery where inbreed Africans were seeders and saviors of civilization in Europe derived from Ancient Africa. These inbreed Africans who resulted from 700 years of intermarriage with Aryan inhabitants and occupation by Black Moorish Overlords became Europe's royalty, nobility, ad leading churchmen. Their rule was challenged by the Reformation by populist Europeans who wanted to nationalize Christianity and break that connection between church and state by inbreed blacks. As part of the racial transformation of history, the Reformation is portrayed as a purely religious movement rather than a race war that would justify African slavery, colonization, and imperialism. Evidence is presented that the inbreed African royalty held on to their rule to the mid-19th century. The book describes how breaking the hold of the African hegemony led to the generation of wealth extracted from six of seven continents into Western Europe through human exploitation (thief, slavery, genocide, and post-traumatic slave syndrome).

Roots Matter

Roots Matter
Author by: Paula Owens Parker
Release: 2016-07-15
Editor: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781498230612
Language: en
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Roots Matter recognizes the impact of transgenerational trauma, as a result of chattel slavery, on the African American community. It emphasizes the importance of discovering the silent stories (those that were overlooked and ignored); unearthing the secret stories (those that were intentionally covered up); and being attentive to the reverberations of the severed stories of slavery and how they influence family history and family members. Interrupting the transference of generational trauma through mourning, forgiveness, and prayers for healing accelerates the transference of generational resilience. Through celebration and blessing, the fortitude, courage, and determination in the family narrative moves current and future generations toward healing and wholeness. Roots Matter prunes the family tree of trauma, the silent, secret, and severed stories that stunt the growth of the family, and tends to family roots, fertilizing them with the recognition of the resilience, achievements, gifts, and talents of the ancestors, thus creating a healthier environment for future generations to flourish.

Black Fatigue

Black Fatigue
Author by: Mary-Frances Winters
Release: 2020-09-15
Editor: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781523091324
Language: en
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This is the first book to define and explore Black fatigue, the intergenerational impact of systemic racism on the physical and psychological health of Black people—and explain why and how society needs to collectively do more to combat its pernicious effects. Black people, young and old, are fatigued, says award-winning diversity and inclusion leader Mary-Frances Winters. It is physically, mentally, and emotionally draining to continue to experience inequities and even atrocities, day after day, when justice is a God-given and legislated right. And it is exhausting to have to constantly explain this to white people, even—and especially—well-meaning white people, who fall prey to white fragility and too often are unwittingly complicit in upholding the very systems they say they want dismantled. This book, designed to illuminate the myriad dire consequences of “living while Black,” came at the urging of Winters's Black friends and colleagues. Winters describes how in every aspect of life—from economics to education, work, criminal justice, and, very importantly, health outcomes—for the most part, the trajectory for Black people is not improving. It is paradoxical that, with all the attention focused over the last fifty years on social justice and diversity and inclusion, little progress has been made in actualizing the vision of an equitable society. Black people are quite literally sick and tired of being sick and tired. Winters writes that “my hope for this book is that it will provide a comprehensive summary of the consequences of Black fatigue, and awaken activism in those who care about equity and justice—those who care that intergenerational fatigue is tearing at the very core of a whole race of people who are simply asking for what they deserve.”